Federal Member States (FMS) Resilience Focal Point


Overview of CTG:

  • CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

Overview of the position:

  • During the last decade, Somalia, which has been recovering from civil conflict & political instability, was hit twice by severe droughts, 1 in 2011 & the other in late 2016. According to a poverty & vulnerability analysis in Somalia’s Ninth National Development Plan (NDP – 9), poverty is pervasive (or widespread), with the daily income of an average poor Somali being only 71% of the international poverty line of $1.90. Such extreme poverty represents great vulnerability among the majority of Somalis to recurrent shocks such as droughts, floods, displacement, poor health, loss of income or assets.
  • In October 2017, WB, EU & the UN led by MOPIED initiated an assessment of the drought. Within a timeframe of 3 months, the Drought Impact and Needs Assessment (DINA) was conducted. DINA was launched in January 2018 & is a comprehensive assessment of the
  • damages, losses & the needs for recovery that Somalia needs in the medium term. Translating the DINA findings into action, in late 2018, the GOS developed a Recovery & Resilience Framework (RRF).
  • The purpose of the RRF is to enable and inform Somali govt. & international partners programming & financing responses to the needs identified in the DINA. In doing so, the RRF which is scheduled over a 3 – 5-year time frame, will build on ongoing humanitarian efforts & align with the national development planning process, thereby helping to set Somalia on a trajectory towards the achievement of the SDGs. It establishes a collective vision & strategy for enabling recovery & resilience building by breaking the vicious cycle of vulnerability & humanitarian crises. Using evidence based analysis & a bottom up consensus building methodology, it identifies recovery & resilience building priorities & proposes a financing approach & institutional arrangements by which these can be acted on by the GOS & its international partners.
  • The RRF priorities & strategies have been mainstreamed into the NDP – 9 as policy imperatives that cut across the 4 pillars. This allows national institutions & resilience stakeholders to build consensus around approaches & interventions, which subsequently inform the core principles of resilience.
  • The guiding principles of the RRF include ensuring short to medium term institutional capacity building to efficiently implement, monitor & evaluate both large scale investments in key sectors & small scale investments on the community level in a sustainable manner. As a multi sectoral issue, resilience building requires enhanced collaboration between stakeholders. The establishment of a Resilience Technical
  • Secretariat addresses this requirement by enhancing institutional stakeholders’ capacity at the federal & member states levels & is critical to ensuring harmonization amongst the multi sectoral stakeholders in the resilience sphere.
  • A key aim of the Resilience Technical Secretariat (RTS) will act as a coordination platform to coordinate & oversee the implementation of resilience programming both national & sub subnational levels. In this regard, it will also assist the PWG, SDRF steering committee & NDC to provide strategic leadership to the RRF in order to ensure that govt. & partner programming is both aligned with the country’s NDP – 9, recovery & resilience needs. In addition, the Secretariat will advise the govt. & implement agencies on resilience programming in Somalia using the existing national frameworks.

Role objective:

Under the immediate supervision of the Resilience Technical Secretariat Lead (RTS Lead) & the oversight of the Ministry of Planning, Investments & Economic Development (MOPIED) Chair, the Resilience Focal Point will be embedded into the FMS Ministries of Planning & will perform the following tasks:

  • Represent the Resilience Technical Secretariat at FMS levels.
  • Create a state level recovery & resilience coordination & information sharing platforms.
  • Mapping of all recovery & resilience interventions, projects & geographical areas of interventions to identify gaps & overlaps.
  • Sensitize the DINA / RRF & other resilience initiatives with FMS line ministries, district authorities.
  • Communities & implementing agencies.
  • Participate the prioritization exercises of state level resilience projects & interventions.
  • Mainstream the recovery & resilience into the different NDP – 9 pillar working groups.
  • Coordinate the implementations of recovery & resilience programs in the FMS.
  • Convene a recovery & resilience stakeholder meetings with help of the state level DG of Planning.
  • Attend the NDP – 9 pillar working group meetings when necessary.
  • Perform any other tasks as required by the Resilience Secretariat Lead.

Prepare monthly, quarterly & annual reports of the Secretariat:

  • Compile monthly, quarterly & annual progress reports as required.

Project reporting:

  • This role works under the immediate supervision of the Resilience Technical Secretariat Lead (RTS Lead) & the oversight of the Ministry of Planning, Investments & Economic Development (MOPIED) Chair.

Team management:

  • This role has not team management responsibility.

Geographical experience:

  • Minimum of 6 year of experience in Africa (essential)


  • Master’s Degree in International Relations, Development Studies, Public Administration, Project Management, Economics, Business Administration or related fields OR Bachelor’s Degree with 6 years of experience in lieu of Master’s Degree.


  • Proficiency in Somali is critical.
  • Proficiency in written & spoken English is critical.


  • Demonstrable knowledge of & experience with the Somalia DINA is a requirement.
  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in planning, project management, coordination of programs in post conflict areas & other relevant fields.
  • Experience in the following thematic areas: NDP of Somalia, DRR, strategic planning in post conflict countries.
  • Knowledge of the context, social, economic & political environment of Somalia.
  • Proven networking & coordination experience.
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders from a wide range of disciplines & fields, from both Resilience Technical Secretariat at the FGS level, other focal points from different FMS.

Required competencies:

  • Ability to conduct data analysis using various methods. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work & manage conflicting priorities. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges, remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives & ensuring the equal participation of women & men in all areas of work.
  • Speaks & writes clearly & effectively, exhibits interest in having 2 way communication, demonstrates openness in sharing information & keeping people informed.
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals, shares credit for team accomplishments & accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings & overall responsibilities.
  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies, identifies priority activities & assignments, adjusts priorities as required, allocates appropriate amount of time & resources for completing work, foresees risks & allows for contingencies when planning, adjusts plans & actions as necessary, uses time efficiently.
  • Takes ownership of all responsibilities & honors commitments, delivers outputs for which 1 has responsibility within prescribed time
  • Ability to think critically & strategically in difficult conditions to diplomatically challenge the status quo & encourage shared ownership of outcomes.
  • Commitment to ensuring that knowledge transfer & capacity building is central in the work.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, relationship building & networking skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure & meet tight deadlines in a conflict environment. Proven organizational & interpersonal skills & ability to work in a multicultural team environment.
  • Essential computer skills competency in the use of Windows MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.).
  • Results driven & initiative taking behavior.
  • Ability to plan & organize work & establish priorities.
  • Remains calm & in control even under pressure & consistently approaches work with energy, positive & constructive attitude.
  • Informed, sound & transparent decision-making skills.
  • Meet deadlines with minimum supervision.
  • Good interpersonal & networking skills.
  • Ability to establish & maintain effective working relations colleagues & seniors.
  • Supports & encourages open communication in the team & facilitates teamwork.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.

Other relevant information:

  • Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this role.


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